Tuesday, August 22, 2006
I managed to go to the movies twice this past weekend -- once to see The Break-Up, which was just released in Singapore, and once to see Lovewrecked, a teen romantic comedy starring Amanda Bynes and Marissa's first jock boyfriend from The O.C., which was so silly [some might say bad, but not me] that it wasn't even released in the U.S. Still, we have become so tired of the other teen stars (particularly after reading the September Elle cover story on the ridiculous behavior of Lindsay Lohan) that we have decided to throw all our weight behind the adorable Bynes and all her comedic facial expressions. Team Amanda!
(Oh, and we still like Hilary Duff too. Especially her very danceable new single.)
Anyway, The Break-Up. First: I cried for about half the movie -- it was just so horribly depressing and realistic, like living through a heartbreaking split. Second: I cannot believe that no one spilled the beans about the very prominent placement in the film of my very favorite band, The Old 97s! Yay for Rhett and the boys; it was probably the only time during the movie where I put down the tissues so I could bop along to the songs. [Note: My earlier endorsement of Hilary Duff should in no way reflect this band; they're actually quite rock-y and cool.]
Third: How great was the set décor in the film? Their apartment was full of such fantastic pieces – vintage-inspired fabrics and mid-century chairs and a really great black beady-looking lamp that I can't find a picture of (but I know I've seen that lamp somewhere. Where?). In any case, there's a Domino mag forum that reveals the origin of some of the stuff. Between the movie and Mizutamago's shopping wishlist for her new apartment, I'm completely inspired to do a little tweaking to my own place. My first order of business is finding the perfect mid-century (or mid-century repro) chairs, like this one from eBay: